The angelic troublemaker died May 14.
HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.
Some community members want further investigations and the arrest of Buck; others want to find support for black and Latinx gay men dealing with addiction.
"Especially in the case of the [white] HIV-positive figures ... in Rent and Angels in America, these queer figures of color serve to remind audiences, 'Well, at least I'm not that,'" Danielle Fuentes Morgan says.
"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."
The framework to build a racially just and strategic HIV movement addresses root causes of the epidemic and lights a new way forward.
"I will try to explain with humility and respect the reason why it hurts us to deny the truth and not support the science that says that undetectable = untransmittable," Maria Mejia writes.
Maria T. Mejia created a video to get the message out that undetectable equals untransmittable, saying "we need to be visible and we need to reach main stream media."
Miguel Garcia, a gay person of color living with bipolar disorder says his recovery "rests heavily on my ability to thwart fear by reclaiming agency over my body and mind and confronting ignorance and stigma."
"If we can't even talk openly about HIV, how are we going to talk about medications to prevent HIV?" Áugustu writes.